Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

detonate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detonate

  1. to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure <the bomb detonated with a thunder that could be heard for blocks in all directions> Synonyms blow, blow up, burst, crump, explode, go off, popRelated Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms collapse, fizzleAntonyms implode




Learn More about detonate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up detonate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

in the capacity or character of

Get Word of the Day daily email!